Our 2019 Ceilidh will be on Friday, August 2, 2019

Our 2019 Ceilidh

Friday, August 2, 2019
Greenmead Historical Park
20501 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Purchase your Ceilidh Tickets here on this Tickets Page.

A Ceilidh (pronounced “Kay-lee”, emphasis on 1st syllable) is many things.  It derives from the Gaelic word meaning a visit and originally meant just that (and still does in Gaelic).  It can also mean a house party, a concert or more usually an evening of informal Scottish traditional dancing to informal music.  Ceilidhs in the lowlands tend to be dances, in the highlands they tend to be concerts.  Ceilidhs are extremely popular indeed with young people and often attract from a few dozen people to several hundred.

The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit’s Ceilidh is Metro Detroit’s premier Scottish concert.  It is the kick-off party/concert to our Annual Highland Games and is held the night before the Games.

2019 Ceilidh Entertainment Schedule

5:00 pm – Gates Open
6:45 pm – Prydein
7:45 pm – Albannach
8:45 pm – Stone Clover
9:45 pm – MudMen
10:45 pm – MudMen (encore)
11:00 pm – Event Closes

2019 Entertainment


Can be purchased at the entertainment tents and water tents.

Available: Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Beer, Hard Cider, a fine selection of Single Malts, and Wine.

Must have Drivers License Proof to purchase alcoholic beverages.

No coolers or dogs allowed at the Ceilidh.

There is no admission to the tent before 5:00 pm.


Questions about the Ceilidh?

Contact our  Ceilidh Chair at:  ceilidh@detroitscots.com